Planet Baobab
Planet Baobab Restaurant Planet Baobab Family Hut Interior
Planet Baobab Restaurant
Planet Baobab Family Hut Interior

Planet Baobab

An accessibly priced and family friendly adventure safari into the magnificent Kalahari Desert and Makgadikgadi Pans. The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency was filmed in Gweta – Meet the No.1 meerkats and experience something of Botswana’s culture at the baobab capital of the world, where the average age of each tree is 4000 years and beyond and the boundless lunar landscape of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is the size of Switzerland!

Country

Botswana

Highlights

Planet Baobab is home to the largest and coolest pool in the Kalahari and the funkiest bar and restaurant serving interesting and delicious dishes from all across Africa and we are “vegetarian-friendly”! A well known watering hole for travellers of every description and the more colourful characters from Maun. At any one time, locals jostle the cross-continentals who have slogged it through the bush, and worse, to get here.

Need to Know

Swimming pool use - Strictly residents only. Kitchen closes at 9.00 pm. Quad biking activities: 2 guests per quad bike. Water is a scarce resource in Botswana, so please try to conserve it where possible. Stay hydrated! The water in Botswana is safe to drink. We recommend precautions be taken for malaria. Please consult your doctor. The desert can get extremely hot in October.


SafarisSafaris


Please consult the extras rate sheet for activity departure times. Year Round: Get unbelievably up close and personal with a group of habituated meerkats. Join an expedition to Nxai Pan where you will experience great game viewing and Baines Baobabs. Do the baobab bushwalk and learn all about the largest succulents on earth!
Dry Season Only:
Sleep out on the pans on a magical Fly Camp – and watch the planetarium show unfold overhead – with horizon to horizon stars.
Green Season Only:
Experience the spectacular migration of zebra and wildebeest.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Botswana has the largest variety of mammals in Africa & the Kalahari is the desert with the greatest species diversity in the world...

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Please consult the extras rate sheet for activity departure times. Year Round: Get unbelievably up close and personal with a group of habituated meerkats. Tour the local village and learn about Batswana culture. Visit a local cattle post and enjoy a delicious
traditional lunch. Join an expedition to Nxai Pan where you will experience great game viewing and Baines Baobabs. Do the baobab bushwalk and learn all about the largest succulents on earth!
Dry Season Only:
Quad bike across Ntwetwe and the lunar expanse of the Makgadikgadi Pans. (2 guests per quad bike).
 

FacilitiesFacilities

The largest swimming pool in the Kalahari! The Lonely Planet rate our bar and
restaurant as “superbly funky”! Cell phone reception in the central area. Electricity. Wi-Fi internet access available for a small cost.

AccommodationAccommodation

A traditionally styled Bakalanga village shaded by enormous and ancient baobab trees. 8 Twin Bakalanga Huts (sleep 2), with en-suite bathrooms. 7 Twin Baobab Huts (sleep 2), with en-suite bathrooms. 3 Family Bakalanga Huts (sleep 4), 1 double bed & 2 single beds, with en-suite bathroom. Public Campsites – with the funkiest communal ablutions in the Kalahari. Overlander Campsites – with equally funky communal ablution facilities.

AccoladesAccolades

Lonely Planet  - Top Ten Most Extraordinary Places To Stay in 2014

SeasonSeason

Planet Baobab is open all year round. Dry Season: Winter 25th Apr – 31st Oct Green Season: Summer 1st Nov – 24th Apr Please note: All activities are weather permitting, and cannot be guaranteed.

Average StayAverage Stay

2 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US $ 8.00 - US $ 105.00 per person sharing per night

Children PolicyChild Policy

Guests travelling with children of all ages do not require a private vehicle.
Child rates apply to children under 12 years of age. Family Bakalanga Hut: Central double bed with two single beds on either side with an en-suite bathroom.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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